Passage: Colossians 2:6-15
Verse: Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV 2011)
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Very wise advice! We are to continue to live our lives in Him. Just as a small acorn sends down deep roots and grows into a mighty oak tree, we too can grow and be strengthened in the faith as we seek Him. When we allow ourselves the time to focus upon Him we will be filled to overflowing. Praise God! See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ [v. 8]. God made [us] alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross [v. 13b-14]. Let’s remember what Jesus Christ, our Lord, has done for us. We are highly favored. Praise God! (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)